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March 23, 1912

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):860-864. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030258018
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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912

VIRGIN LACTATION  As stated in a recent editorial,1 there is not a little evidence that chemical regulations outweigh the nervous influences in the various processes concerned in the development and functioning of the mammary gland.2 The facts available, however, do not permit any final conclusion regarding the ensemble of events associated with the varied stages of lactation. The interrelation of the development of secondary sexual characters with the evolution of the milk-producing glands and the apparent dependence of their initial secretory operations on specific changes in the uterus and its appendages are familiar enough.There is, however, a certain growing group of unique statements about mammary functions which it is difficult to reconcile completely with any current view. A

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